Adapting To Change For Tam Heather Curling & Tennis Club

Tam Heather Curling & Tennis Club has been working and collaborating with Jet Ice for over 20 years. 

As one of our valued customers, we connected with the club’s Head Ice Technician Jason Leneeuw in October 2020 to help the club adapt to local COVID-19 safety measures, and to create a safe space to keep curling.

The Biggest Challenge For Curling Clubs 

There’s no doubt curling clubs around the world have been under immense stress to support their members, keep facilities safe, and prepare for the future. 

Like many other clubs, Tam Heather Curling & Tennis Club faced the challenge of implementing social distancing requirements on the ice, which prompted them to consider reconfiguring their eight-sheet ice surface into a six-sheet ice surface.

Tam Heather Curling & Tennis Club

Social Distancing Solutions Provided By Jet Ice 

When Tam Heather Curling & Tennis Club reached out to us, we took immediate action to begin collaborating with their team on possible solutions for their unique facility. 

With the safety of their team and club members as a priority, we considered all regulations and developed a blueprint for an optimized curling experience. 

“Dave Loverock was open to our ideas and assisted us in visualizing what was required and supporting us in bringing it to life.” Jason Leneeuw, Head Ice Technician  Whiting Out Curling Houses

Ultimately, Jet Ice moved forward to white out eight existing green and burgundy curling houses that were painted on the Tam Heather Curling & Tennis Club concrete floor.

As skilled painters & ice technicians, we also took the time to feather the curling house edges to blend with the existing white floor.  

“As always, the appearance of a club’s ice is of utmost importance, and Jet Ice did not disappoint.” Jason Leneeuw, Head Ice Technician

The Future of Curling Clubs 

We understand that during this stressful time, quick action and attention to detail is more essential than ever.   

That’s why we responded quickly to get the job done on time, with effective and continued communication and collaboration throughout the process. 

While it is uncertain if Tam Heather Curling & Tennis Club will remain a six or eight-sheet club under the current and ever-changing circumstances, Jet Ice looks forward to continuing to support the club with any of their needs. 

Social Distancing Solutions for Curling Houses

“Jet Ice was essential in the planning and execution of a transformation we could have never anticipated.”  – Jason Leneeuw, Head Ice Technician

We would like to thank Jason Leneeuw for his time and the opportunity to collaborate with the Tam Heather Curling & Tennis Club.

Contact Jet Ice For Your Curling Club Needs

Is your curling club facing the pressures of COVID-19? Are you in need of reconfigurations or signage to allow for social distancing?  Do you need some revenue-generating solutions to make up for lost membership fees?

If whiting out houses is not a solution suitable for your club, we also offer social distancing in-ice textile options to assist with a safe re-opening.  If you need to generate revenue, sponsored full houses or in-ice logos are a great option to explore.

We encourage you to reach out to our dedicated staff to begin a conversation around what your options might be for social distancing to help with safe re-openings.  

Contact us today at 905-853-4204, or email us at for more information.

We value safety, and we value your trust in us.  

We’re here to help bring your ice to life as soon as the curling season can resume.   


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